Goleta Water Board Lifts Drought Surcharge and Lowers Water Shortage to Stage I
On April 9, the Goleta Water District Board of Directors directed that the drought surcharge be lifted at the start of the next billing cycle. All water used on or after May 1 will not be subject to the drought surcharge. Removing the drought surcharge will mean a reduction of $2.90 HCF ($1,263.24 per acre foot).
The Water Shortage status of the Goleta Water District also has been lowered from Stage III to Stage I. As a result, restrictions on water days and times have been rescinded, effective immediately, and conservation is voluntary.
Prohibitions against wasting water are permanent and therefore will remain in effect. In addition, all leaks must be remedied within 24 hours. The following prohibitions, applicable to agriculture, remain in place state-wide:
- Runoff caused by irrigation is prohibited
- Outdoor irrigation is prohibited during and within 48 hours following measureable rainfall